What to think about when you scale up your business
Growth is the goal for most businesses, and scaling up has long been a measure of success. But expanding your business isn’t without its challenges, and one area that’s often overlooked as businesses grow is the IT side of things. At deeserve, we believe that your IT should seamlessly support your business growth, whatever that looks like for you. Here are some of the things to consider as your business gets busier.
Conduct an IT audit
The IT systems that suited your business as a startup probably won’t cut it as your business grows. A good way to take stock of the situation is to get an audit of your IT assets and systems to check whether they’re still fit for purpose and to make sure you’re ready for the future. IT audits will look at everything from your computer equipment to cybersecurity weaknesses, also checking whether your network is optimised for best performance.
The idea of an audit is to see where you’re at right now and to spot opportunities for improvements, so that you can make sure you’re still running the IT side of your business as efficiently as possible as you expand. We offer free IT audits to help you with this, so there’s no need to fork out for pricey IT auditing software or spend lots of your own time on creating an internal IT audit.
Make sure your IT services can scale with you
The more business you generate, the more demands are placed on your IT systems, so you need IT services that can grow with your business. Whether or not you choose to move over to a private cloud for greater resilience as your business gets bigger, you’ll need more hosts and more storage, and you may have individual hosts that will need upgrading. At deeserve, we can help you scale up with no disruption to your business, with a seamless process that makes upgrading and expanding your IT systems a breeze.
Have the right IT support in place
The busier your business gets, the greater your need will be to make sure your IT systems offer an uninterrupted service – after all, any downtime can mean lost customers, and the bigger you get, the more customers you could lose. That means you’ll need to have the right IT support in place, with server support and advanced 24/7 IT monitoring that gives you complete peace of mind as your IT systems experience greater demand.
Here at deeserve, we’re proactive about spotting potential issues so that you can address them before they cause downtime, as well as highlighting connectivity issues and other problems in real time. Not only that, but you’ll know that we’re always at the end of the phone ready to help you respond to unexpected spikes in demand and other hitches you might experience as your business grows.
If you’d like to talk to us about how to keep your business running smoothly as it gets bigger, give us a call on 01509 80 85 86 or email us at email@example.com – let’s talk scaling up!
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